Donna Mee is a 33 year-veteran Makeup Artist, Educator and Beauty Entrepreneur. After honing her skills working in catwalk, print and television, she now specializes in beauty makeup for print and giving international educational tours. She is known for developing extremely advanced techniques and application skills known as ‘The Donna Mee Makeup Methods.’ She is considered the number one artist in corrective beauty makeup and one of the top beauty educators in the world. Donna is often referred to as the Beauty Prodigy due to her self discovered methods and her extreme passion for generating successful artists through her training.
Some of Donna’s resume credits include working with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brendan Frazier, Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Tilly, Joanna Krupa, Judith Light, Kevin Costner, Mandy Moore, Prince, Queen Latifah, Rachel Hunter, Raquel Welch, REM, Steven Tyler, and Tony Danza. As well as working with top designers such as Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Gianfranco Ferre’, Maggie Barry, Richard Tyler, Tommy Hilfiger, and Valentino. And the following print publications, Beauty Biz, Digital Photo Pro, GQ, Harpers Bazaar, In Style Weddings, Marie Claire, Martha Stewart Weddings, ME, People, Professional Beauty Magazine, Skin Inc., Vogue Italia, Women’s Wear Daily.
Donna is also responsible for discovering Make Up For Ever and bringing them to the United States which led to their abundant growth before being bought by Louis Vuitton/Moet Hennessy which also owns Sephora. She opened her makeup studio in 1995 followed by a makeup artist agency and a makeup brush line in in 1996, and launched her Academy 1997 which had the highest success rate percentage of working graduates than any other makeup school in the USA through 2014. In the fall of 2014, MEE INC Industry Workshops was launched to bring Donna’s intensive training into 3-10 day workshops for those not able to spend five months at a time pursuing education.
She is known for her commanding presence and her ability to articulate complex science and theory in a way that is easily understood. Donna has a gift for painting a picture with her words, analogies and stories in which she delivers with conviction and humor. Her passion for beauty is evident and contagious as she passes out major ‘light bulb moments’ that positively alter the outcome of artists and beauty therapists work and success. Her training is considered imperative for those whom are serious about mastering their craft.
DONNA'S RECENT CREDITS
Published medical journal article on “Medical Makeup for Concealing Facial Scars” in the journal titled, Scar Revision in the 21st century in 2012.
Makeup Academy is Ranked the #1 Success rate of all makeup schools for our graduates 1999 – 2014
Patent pending on a new mascara brush applicator that will change how professionals apply mascara 2015.
Patent pending on a new tool designed to help women select their best makeup colors 2015.
Named the #1 requested speaker at International Makeup Artist Trade Shows 2011 – 2012
Completed four successful month long educational tours in Australia without sponsors 2011 -2014.
Named the Guru Master of Pageant Makeup on live television 2000.
Personally developed advanced scientific methods for makeup application 1997 – 2010
Invented the spot conceal brush, now an industry staple copied by nearly every cosmetic/brush brand 1997.
Custom developed All About Mee Makeup Brush line in 1997.
#1 ranked Bridal makeup business in southern California 1996 – 2001
#1 ranked in sales for Make Up For Ever Cosmetics Worldwide 1996.
Responsible for discovering and launching Make Up For Ever Paris Cosmetics in the USA in 1995. Now owned by LVMH, (Louis Vuitton Moet Henessy.)
#1 ranked in sales for Christian Dior Cosmetics in California, and #2 in the United States 1989 and 1990.
Top 5 Ranked in sales for Lancome Cosmetics in Nordstrom chain 1988.
#1 ranked sales for Christian Dior in United States in 1985.
#1 ranked sales for Stagelight Cosmetics in the United States in 1983.
CLIENTS SPEAKING CREDITS
COMPANY / TRADE SHOW LOCATION
COMPANY / TRADE SHOW LOCATION
Allure’ Hair & Body Salon and Spa Terrigal, Australia
Beauty School Forum Trade Show Anaheim, CA
BeautiControl Southern CA Region
Beauty Bloggers Training Course Sydney, Australia
B.E.S.T. Barristar Educational Student Training Orange CA
Cameron Jane Makeup School Sydney Australia
Career Academy of Beauty Garden Grove, CA
Christian Dior Cosmetics CA and AZ
Circle Seal Manufacturing Anaheim, CA
Empire Academy of Makeup Costa Mesa, CA
Estee Lauder Corporation CA Region
Face & Body Expo Chicago, IL
Fullerton College Fullerton CA
Frends Beauty Supply Los Angeles, CA
Golden West College Huntington Beach, CA
Harpers Baazar Magazine New York, NY
Head to Toe Women's Expo San Diego, CA
International Makeup Artist Trade Show 2010 London, England UK
International Makeup Artist Trade Show 2010, 2011, 2012 Los Angeles, CA
International Makeup Artist Trade Show 2010, 2011, 2012 Sydney, Australia
IMATS Attendees / Private Training Courses Sydney, Australia
International Spa & Beauty Exp Sydney, Australia
James Albert School of Cosmetology Costa Mesa, CA
J.C. Penney Buena Park, CA
Makeup Effects Group Matraville, Australia
Make Up For Ever Cosmetics Paris United States
Mater Dei High School Santa Ana, CA
Miss California U.S.A. Pageant Fresno & Long Beach
Miss California Teen U.S.A. Pageant L.A. & Fresno
Miss Irvine Pageant Irvine, CA
Miss, Ms. & Mrs. Globe Pageants Palm Springs, CA
Miss South Orange County Pageant San Clemente, CA
Mrs. United States Pageant Las Vegas, CA
Mrs. United Nation Pageant Palm Springs, CA
Nordstrom West Coast
Paul Mitchell, The School Costa Mesa, CA
PHAMExpo 2013, 2014 Los Angeles, CA
Royal Langnickel Brush Pasadena, CA/Australia
Self Magazine Los Angeles, CA
Senna Cosmetics L.A./Orange County, CA
Stagelight Cosmetics L.A. & Orange County
Than Le College School of Cosmetology Garden Grove, CA
The Makeup Show / Powder Group Los Angeles, CA
The Skin Academy at Paul Mitchell Costa Mesa, CA
Toni & Guy Cosmetology School Costa Mesa, CA
University of California Irvine Irvine, CA
West Covina High School West Covina, CA
Youth Employment Services Costa Mesa, CA
CELEBRITY PRINT MAGAZINES
Aerosmith First Hold Magazine
Arnold Schwarzenegger 13minutes Magazine
Boys II Men Audrey
Brendan Fraser Coast
Cindy Crawford Digital Photo Pro
Jennifer Tilly deVour
Joanna Krupa Destination I Do
Judith Light Q12AQ
Kevin Costner GQ
Leeza Gibbons Harpers Bazaar
Lisa Kudrow I Do Magazine
Mandy Moore InStyle
Mara Wilson InStyle Weddings
Prince Los Angeles
Queen Latifah Martha Stewart Weddings
Rachel Hunter Makeup Artist Magazine
Raquel Welch Marie Claire
Rod Stewart Orange Coast
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